sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 2013 Sir Peter Blake Regatta: Big fleet of 400 expected
2013 Sir Peter Blake Regatta: Big fleet of 400 expected


'29er Fleet at the 2012 Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta'    Torbay Sailing Club Blake Regatta    Click Here to view large photo

In Sir Peter Blake’s memory the Torbay Sailing Club hosts the largest small yacht regatta in the southern hemisphere on the first weekend in December each year. This year’s edition of the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta is on the weekend of seventh and eighth December.

Around 400 competitors are expected from all over New Zealand and a major theme for this year’s regatta will be based around integrity and sportsmanship.

These are values that were lived by Sir Peter Blake and also shown by Emirates Team New Zealand during this years America’s Cup. Skipper Dean Barker will speak with competitors and award prizes from around 4:00pm on Sunday at the regatta marquee.

Peter Burling, a previous winner of the Sir Peter Blake Memorial Trophy (in 2005) for the most outstanding performance by a young sailor at the regatta will also speak with the sailors and present prizes. Peter was the skipper of the New Zealand team which won this years Youth America’s Cup, and with crewmate Blair Tuke won silver at the 2012 Olympic Games and gold at this years 49er World Championships.

The regatta is a major fixture on the sailing calendar and the Torbay Sailing Club is assisted by Yachting New Zealand, other sailing clubs, local volunteers and helpers. This year’s gold sponsor is Volvo Cars, additional support is provided by Harcourts Cooper and Co, Auckland Council, Oceanbridge Shipping, Harken, Zhik, Pub Charity, Altura Coffee and Design Managers.

Even though it is re-known as a youth regatta, competitors often range from seven to 70 years old. The regatta is open to all centre board classes but it has particular strengths in the youth classes. Optimist Green Fleet (first two years of racing), Optimist Open, P Class, Open Bic, Starling, Splash, Techno Boards, Laser 4.7 (Youth), 420s and 29ers. Other (mixed youth and senior) classes include Laser radial and standard rig, RSX boards, Zephyrs, Jolly Boats, Javelins, 3.7s, Paper Tigers, 470's, Wetas and more.

Racing is spread over three separate race courses positioned offshore from Waiake Beach in Auckland. The event features a large beach village area with a massive central event marquee. The road is closed during the event allowing safe access and also storage of the many RIBs required to run the courses and serve as safety boats. There is also a separate reserve area across the road for parking of boat trailers.

All members of the sailing community, friends and family are welcome to attend the regatta festivities. This is a fantastic sailing event, created and hosted by a local family sailing club which has been based at Waiake Beach for over 50 years.

For more information on the regatta and to enter online see Event Website


by Mark Orams

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116672

5:09 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

13 Nov 2013  Aleh and Powrie named 2013 ISAF Female Sailor of the Year
13 Nov 2013  Wakatere launches new Two-handed sailing and ownership program
13 Nov 2013  Big fleet for Etchells Invitation Series on the Waitemata
11 Nov 2013  18ft Skiffs: The Boys are back in Auckland Town - Video
11 Nov 2013  Two-Handed Round North Island Race: Just two places left
07 Nov 2013  2013 Flying Fifteen Worlds: Light and shifty winds - Day 6 Hong Kong
06 Nov 2013  Hartley 16 fleet numbers keep growing at North Islands
05 Nov 2013  2013 Flying Fifteen Worlds: Challenging Day 2 in Hong Kong
24 Oct 2013  Coastal Classic: Kiwis take first local point in big boat duel
23 Oct 2013  Coastal Classic: More images from the ORMA60 Match Race
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT